Genius is made not born, and human beings are gifted with an almost unlimited potential for learning and creativity, according to Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo da Vinci, was the model for this book but it would be unfair to assume that everything in it is his wisdom and creative approach.
Michael Gelb added his own message, designed to compliment da Vinci ideas. He planned to use the ideas in the book for his own seminars and workshops. The book presents these as "the Seven Da Vincian Principles" for learning how to approach life like a genius.
The books goal is to enable us to uncover our own hidden abilities, sharpen our senses, and liberate our own unique intelligence by following and understanding the example of Leonardo da Vinci.
I think that goal was achieved with some of the chapters, but not all. For those fascinated with da Vinci the book will be a good experience. Some of the exercises and approaches in the book were unique. They alone make the book worth reading.